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Portuguese government justifies preventing abortion boat from entering waters

Sep 2, 2004

The Primer Minister of Portugal, Pedro Santana Lopes, guaranteed this week that the Dutch abortion boat operated by the feminist... Read more

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Spanish bishop criticized abortion and divorce law

Sep 2, 2004

Bishop Jose Gea Escolano of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, criticized this week a legislative package the Socialist government is seeking to implement in... Read more

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French Catholic schools open doors to Muslim girls expelled for wearing veils

Sep 2, 2004

Catholic schools in France have announced they would be willing to enroll Muslim girls who might be expelled from public... Read more

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Church in world’s largest Muslim country about to become self-sufficient in priests

Sep 2, 2004

The Church in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, is receiving enough vocations to the priesthood that in a short... Read more

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Pope encourages US Catholics to be witnesses to hope despite sex scandal

Sep 1, 2004

During an audience this morning with bishops from Boston and Hartford, the Holy Father encouraged Catholics in the U.S. to ... Read more

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Legal watchdog slams Kentucky Supreme Court for anti-life ruling

Sep 1, 2004

The pro-life legal watchdog, the Thomas More Law Center, slammed the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision on August 26 to grant... Read more

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New program on EWTN focuses on November election

Sep 1, 2004

EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new 30-minute program on politics this month in an effort to prepare U.S.... Read more

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Baldwin brother backs Republicans based on faith

Sep 1, 2004

Hollywood actor and born-again Christian Stephen Baldwin is making a special appearance at the Republican National Convention this week in... Read more

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“Passion” DVD sales takes top spot for R-rated film

Sep 1, 2004

DVD sales for “The Passion of the Christ” have been so successful in its first two days that some entertainment... Read more

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Church altar set ablaze in Indiana

Sep 1, 2004

Police are baffled by an arson that took place in a local Catholic church. An intruder broke into Our Lady... Read more

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Bishops of Paraguay denounce morning after pill

Sep 1, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Paraguay denounced this week the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill and the decision by... Read more

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Praise and concern for role of media from Chilean Cardinal

Sep 1, 2004

Speaking at a breakfast for the Press Club of the Pontifical University of Chile, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa of... Read more

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Mexicans confront Satanism with National Meeting of Exorcists

Sep 1, 2004

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, inaugurated this week the first National Meeting of Exorcists as a... Read more

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Bishops of India condemn wave of violence against Christians and call for religious tolerance

Sep 1, 2004

The Catholic Bishops of India are voicing concern for a new wave of violence against Christians and calling on civil... Read more

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Passion sells 2.4m copies on DVD

Aug 31, 2004

Mel Gibson's Biblical movie The Passion of the Christ has sold 2.4 million copies in the US by midday on... Read more

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Pope urges release of French journalists, end of violence in Midle East, Russia

Aug 31, 2004

"It is with great sadness and concern," he said, "that I receive the grave news about the terrorist attacks in... Read more

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Catholic groups for and against Kerry clash

Aug 31, 2004

The president of grassroots organization “Catholics For Kerry 04,” said the Republicans are using Catholic organizations as “vehicles” to discredit... Read more

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Idolatry is a temptation for all humanity, Pope says during general audience

Aug 31, 2004

Focusing on the second part of Psalm 113 in today's general audience, in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican,... Read more

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Pope’s prayer intentions for September focus on elderly and African church

Aug 31, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention is: "That old people may be considered an asset for the spiritual and human... Read more

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Catholic organization to denounce nonprofit status of Miami Church

Aug 31, 2004

The Catholic League says it will contact the IRS and ask it to revoke the tax-exempt status of an Evangelical... Read more